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Aluminum design manual available

The 10th edition, and newest installment since 2010, of the Aluminum Design Manual has been released by the Aluminum Association. This resource is important for engineers and other construction professionals using aluminum in load-bearing structure design. Referenced in the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), the resource covers sections including aluminum structures, design, material properties, and design aids. Additionally, more than 30 illustrated design examples are included based on the specification of aluminum structures. Visit

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AISC design guide published

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has released AISC Design Guide 29, Vertical Bracing Connections–Analysis and Design, providing information on common bracing systems and structural principles. The lower bound theorem of limit analysis and uniform force method are used to address brace-to-gusset connections, orthogonal and nonorthogonal connections, as well as chevron or K-bracing, eccentric braces, and gusset plate stability. More than 12 complete design examples are included with all applicable state limits identified. To …

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New 3-D modeling program now available

Model-based design software, Tekla Structural Designer, is now available for architects, engineers, and construction professionals to effectively analyze and design 3-D multi-material buildings. Fully automated design features, as well as high-quality documentation and building information modeling (BIM) allows users to create various project aspects from steel framing to concrete slab design in a single design model. The program provides the ability to compare alternate design schemes, manage changes, and collaborate with other team members. Other …

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CLFMI guidelines released

The Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute (CLFMI) has released updated editions of two of the organization’s most used technical guidelines, CLFMI Product Manual and Wind Load Guide for the Selection of Line Post Spacing and Size. Used by architects, specifiers, and contractors around the world, these resources help ensure the correct chain link fencing systems are being specified and installed for various applications. Information regarding commercial, industrial, residential, and high-security projects is included. Applicable ASTM …

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AISC design guide announced

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has released Design Guide 29, Vertical Bracing Connections–Analysis and Design, as a resource for various design professionals. The document provides a comprehensive approach to common bracing system design based on structural principles. Topics covered include brace-to-gusset connections, orthogonal and non-orthogonal connections, eccentric braces, connections at column base plates, and gusset plate stability. More than a dozen complete design examples are also included. The guide is available for download at …

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MPI guide now available

The Master Painters Institute (MPI) has released a resource for selecting system options on both interior and exterior surfaces. Architectural Painting Specification Manual includes descriptions for nearly 50 interior and exterior surfaces of different qualities, as well as information on appropriate surface preparation for various applications. Dewpoints, wood types, paint-spread rates, and concrete masonry unit (CMU) standards are also discussed. An MPI Approved Product List outlines how products match up to criteria with full descriptions. …

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